The plague has reached the North

Jan 15, 2014

I would like to start by thanking our pediatrician for always shedding light on the fact that we live alllllll the way up in Alaska. Just last week he said, "so how is everyone fairing this flu season?" I told him so far so good. His response was "well it always makes its way up to Alaska last so if it is bad down below we are next". Thank you…thank you for all your words of medical wisdom!

So here I sit with Projectile Pierce and State the Obvious Ace as we battle through this plague of puke!

The other day started off as a normal Tuesday morning with the usual fights before we load up to take Ace to his mothership of preschool where he can fool everyone into thinking that he is the nicest sweetest most loving toddler in all the land. No one appeared sick at this time. We drop Ace off and I thought to myself, this morning is calm enough for me to get a coffee…BOOM. Projectile Pierce rears his ugly (but still very cute) head!! He said "mommy water came out my mouth". Let me just tell you, there is nothing worse then cleaning up chocolate milk that has attempted to be digested! I pulled over and cleaned up as best I could, but like the unprepared mother figure that I am, I had no towels, blankets, paper towels, nothing to really throw over him in order to prevent another episode from soaking into the crevasses of his car seat. So I wrapped plastic grocery bags around every exposed part of his body. Then I did my best to get him home as fast as possible through some freshly fallen snow-----which means it took for-ev-er! All I kept hearing was the crinkling of plastic from the backseat…

To my surprise as we pulled in the driveway the husbands car was home, I thought YES, he will surely be a dreamboat and help me out. Negative. I got Pierce in and heard "whoa did he throw up?" you bet your tight army ass he did!! Then faster than I could say help he was down the hallway saying "let me know when it has gone through all of you and I'll come home". That man…he is funny!
Thank the appliance making gods for the sanitize cycle on my washer….

Poor Pierce had to get loaded back in the car to go pick up his sure to be loving older brother. He slept the whole way which was a blessing. I don't know how he could sleep with the lingering smell of his stomach acid…but bless his nocturnal ways. As soon as I put Ace is the car he said "MOM WHAT IS THAT SMELL?" "Nope no way I not getting in the car it smells nasty". I took a second to gather my nice mommy thoughts…

The whole way home I heard, "mom are you kidding me this car smells" "what is wrong with Pierce?" "mom you need a candle in here". All I could think was oh my sweet baby Ace the flu does not discriminate….

Four day weekend you could not come fast enough!


  1. Poor baby! I hope no one else gets it. Here in Hawaii, all the doctors are like "it's always flu season!" Like we're all one breath away from getting sick.

  2. Oh no!!!! Poor Pierce! Nothing breaks my heart more than a throwing up kid. Hopefully he will be over it quick and be the only one!! Good luck.

    And. Tight Army ass. Lol.

  3. Oh no!!! We went through this over the holidays. I guess it did make it's way up to Alaska last! Prayers for a speedy recovery and that none of your other kids get sick too!!!!

  4. Oh no .. poor little man. It is the most helpless feeling in the world when you have to take care of a child that is throwing up. I feel so bad for Rey. I'll never forget the time I had to hold her head over the toilet because she was throwing up so much. Poor baby!
    Your tight army ass husband better watch himself -- cause his tight army ass wife is coming after him! LOL

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  5. oh no! Poor guy! I hope it goes away fast and doesn't hit anyone else.

    I threw up a taco while sick during our road trip. It was lovely.

  6. Oh no! :( Hope he feels better!

  7. Awww..! Poor little guy! We had snotty noses and soar throats, and that was bad enough.. I hope he's feeling better *& you guys stay healthy and are able to have a good weekend. Like Jen said.. They tell us that it's flu season year round here.. Thankfully no issues yet..

  8. Aw, Hope everyone is better soon! I am doing a giveaway today and would love if you would stop by and check it out!



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